The Most Relaxing Spa Breaks in Manchester

Enjoying a facial | © Zenspa1 / Flickr
Enjoying a facial | © Zenspa1 / Flickr
Sometimes you just need to relax, and where better to recoup and rejuvenate than in the comfort and luxury of a spa? Take a break from pounding the pavements, step away from all of the culture that’s surrounding you in Manchester and enjoy an afternoon of unwinding as you are preened and pampered in one of the many city centre spas.

QMS Skin Spa at The Lowry Hotel

The very first UK spa to feature the award-winning QMS Medicosmetics Skincare and Spa Treatment Collection, The Lowry Hotel has a huge focus on rejuvenation alongside relaxation. Featuring six treatment rooms, a sauna, a gym and a relaxation area, the spa offers a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments that all utilise QMS Medicosmetics. The Signature Treament focuses on halting the signs of aging with Collagen Rejuvenation, Skin Cell Renewal and Pure Oxygen facials.

QMS Skin Spa at The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford, UK, +44 161 827 4034


Enjoy a Massage | © rhythmuswege / pixabay

Harmony & Serenity Spa

Inside the Macdonald Hotel you’ll find this luxurious spa offering half day, full day and weekend retreats to refresh and rejuvenate. Alongside the array of facials, massages and wraps on offer, the spa also offers specialist treatments including hot stone massages and Indian head massages. There’s also a luxurious thermal suite with a hot rock sauna, infra-red sauna, sensation shower, ice igloo, eucalyptus steam room and heated loungers available to use at an extra charge.

Harmony & Serenity Spa, MacDonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, London Rd, Manchester, UK, +44 161 272 3280

Sienna Spa & Health Club

The Radisson Blu’s spa is the perfect destination for those who love to round up an afternoon of relaxation with a few laps in their 12-metre swimming pool. Providing the perfect atmosphere for unwinding, the spa also features a Nordic spa, steam room and whirlpool bath in addition to its extensive menu of massages, facials and other treatments. Those who need a break from the stresses of everyday life will want to spend time in the relaxation room, sipping herbal tea and lying back on one of the comfortable sofas, soaking up the peaceful ambiance.

Sienna Spa & Health Club, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Peter St, Manchester, UK, +44 161 835 8964

Spa Day

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Spa Satori

If you’d prefer a more relaxed environment away from luxurious hotels, Spa Satori is located in the heart of Manchester’s hipster neighbourhood. Offering a variety of treatments for both men and women, the spa focuses on beauty treatments such as facials, waxing and brows alongside a variety of massages, holistic treatments, acupuncture and detoxing procedures. Opt for their Ultimate Stress Relief massage if your day-to-day life has left you feeling tense and exhausted.

Spa Satori, , +44 161 819 2465

Bali Health Lounge

Located in the heart of the city centre, this award-winning day spa is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Holistic massages, facials and healing therapies are the order of the day, fusing traditional methods with more contemporary practices. A rejuvenation lounge offers the perfect place to rest between treatments with soothing lighting and relaxing music. Exercise recovery and pregnancy treatments are also available.

Bali Health Lounge, , +44 161 850 2288

Relax in a sauna

Relax in a sauna | © VIK hotels group / Flickr

The Spa at the Midland

One of the top luxury spas in the UK, The Spa at the Midland is the ultimate indulgent relaxation experience in the city. Alongside the usual facials and massages, signature treatments including an Espa body wrap can be enjoyed. There’s also four calming thermal experiences for those who wish to extend their day. Spa days can be combined with dinner in the restaurant or an overnight stay to create the perfect gift for a special occasion.

The Spa at the Midland, 16 Peter St, Manchester, UK, +44 161 932 4086